As summer begins, millions of college students put their textbooks away and replace them with leather-bound briefcases. After a series of comprehensive research, phone calls, and interviews, many of these young adults choose to move away from their home or college town and instead spend the summer in a new city. While this can be an exciting process, busy interns in a new city also face many difficulties in dealing with everyday life in this unchartered territory.
How can this experience go from one of being constantly stress and overwhelmed to a fun, stimulating process? These 8 apps can help any new intern get acclimated to a new environment while juggling work and play.
A public transit app that makes traveling so much easier. When you put in your destination, Moovit will find the fastest route for you to take, giving multiple options, and it is constantly being updated in real-time. My favorite part of the app is that it tells me if a bus is running early or late and it informs me the names of each stop so that I know when to get off.
More than just your ordinary calendar app, 24me is a personal assistant, which helps you manage your life. The app links your calendar to your email so that you do not miss any meetings or appointments, and allows you to make quick to-do lists on your phone, and if you do not want to complete the tasks myself, you can link to TaskRabbit to ask others to do it for you. Most importantly, its new features inform you when to leave for your meetings based on traffic or weather conditions. 24me helps you organize and manage your life in a simple way.
The ultimate way to arrange your photos! MyRoll automatically organizes your photos and videos from your phone, showing you life events in an interactive collection which can be shared with friends. You will no longer forget about pictures hidden in your gallery because all the pictures will be organized in a way that’s easy to reach.
Helps you find restaurants, shopping stores, and other local services in any city. There must be times when you are craving a certain food but have no idea where to go to purchase it, even though there is a restaurant in your neighborhood. Yelp can solving this problem by finding your local restaurants, shopping stores, and more.
A grocery delivery service that delivers within an hour. Instacart connects you with Personal Shoppers in your area who pick up and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores. I love this app because I often get home from work late and I do not want to spend my entire evening going to do groceries. Additionally, my only way of getting the supermarket is by public transportation which can become a hastle. I am so thankful for Instacart. Currently, Instacart only delivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
An app that allows you to have your laundry and dry cleaning picked up and dropped off from your house. You schedule the place and time and someone will show up to get your clothing and will return it clean the next day. This is perfect for a busy intern who doesn’t have a lot of time for laundry and does not have a simple way of getting to and from a Laundromat. Currently, Washio is limited to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
The summer is the best time to improve your fitness, and this app will definitely help do so. This app is a GPS Running, Walk, Cycling, Workout and Weight Tracker. Track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more. Make sure to enjoy that beautiful summer weather and stay in shape at the same time!
#8: Bill guard
This is important for an intern to use because now that you are out of your home, away from your mail, statements, and bills it is hard to track what you are spending and what is being charged to your credit card. There is a solution to managing you financials and Bill Guard is the answer. Bill Guard is a personal finance security app which tracks your spending, and allows you to view all your accounting in one place, and protects you cards from unwanted charges.
Adding these apps into your life will really help you save and organize your time. Being in a new internship can be very time consuming and use up a lot of energy. These apps will help ease your time so that you can find time to explore the city.
Written by Amanda Herman, student at University of Maryland, studying Accounting